Couple of pork butts-regular and honey/garlic-ish

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fire it up, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked up 2 pork butts recently. Was doing one for my sister who was having some people over and the other I wanted to try something different.

    Took the butt I was keeping and trimmed the skin and most of the fat off, coated it in some honey minced fresh garlic and olive oil, wrapped and into the fridge overnight.

    The next day I took it out, sprinkled with some cayenne and paprika.
    I wanted to keep it simple and see how well it picked up the honey/garlic flavor.

    Didn't get any shots of the other butt but it was loved down with some mustard and rubbed up with Billbo's rub.

    Here they are hitting the heat

    Used my favorite briquettes, Stubb's

    Sprayed every hour. The regular with root beer/water mixture (was going to do Dr.Pepper but didn't have any) and the honey one with olive oil/water mixture.

    This was either 2 or 3 hours in.

    I had a water pan in there but half way through the smoke I took it out as I realized I didn't need it, just force-of-habit.
    When they hit 160 I pulled them, wrapped in foil and spritzed one last time. Back on the heat until they hit 205.
    Billbo's rubbed

    Honey/spice rubbed

    Amazingly they only took 6 hours to cook, was running at about 225-250 with hickory.
    Once done I wrapped in towels and stuck into the cooler until sisters company arrived, 3 hours later.
    Pulled it apart and served to them with some SoFlaQuers delicious finishing sauce. And a mustard based BBQ for those who think they needed extra sauce...

    I didn't get a shot of theirs pulled since I was in a hurry to get it to the guests, then it sat for 20 minutes anyway...

    Here are a few shots of the honey one...

    Topped with some homemade coleslaw and it was delicious.

    The one done with Billbo's rub was really good (what I was able to taste as I shredded it).
    The honey one didn't have hardly any honey or garlic flavor, the honey was there but very underlying but surprisingly it was absolutely amazing with the few spices I added to it. I was really surprised and next time I am going to use honey as a binder and just hit it with some hot spices.

    Thanks for checking out another pp thread.

    Also wanted to send a special thanks to Rivet.
    Among all the other help he has given me with my sNp he also helped me go from this

    Old charcoal grate raised up so it wouldn't choke out so fast
    To this beauty

    Same shot from underneath with new basket.

    This thing is great, it's the bees knees.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mouth watering good great job with the smoke and yuou have tolove pulled pork and slaw pure heaven. cudo's to the cook
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job. Great bark on both of them.
  4. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man...fine butt's! SnP mod's lookin good. Work in-progress on my free SnP. I'll post as I progress.
  5. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful pork, FiU! I thought the honey one looked prettier, but that bark on Stubbs Rub looks awefully good too. Glad to hear the honey, olive oil and garlic idea works~ that's definitely on my next PPB plan. Thanks for sharing. Also, glad you like the basket! It's amazing what a simple mod will do when planned more choking ash and you're getting better heat usage out of the fuel you put in. Thanks for the good words, and always happy to help you out!
  6. littlechief

    littlechief Fire Starter

    Beautiful, simply beautiful!!
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice looking butts FIU.
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    At it again.Nice job and thanks for Q-View.
  9. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    all of a sudden I'm hungry...thanks FIU. Damn good lookin' butts!
  10. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great man! Points again for the experimentation.
  11. Nice looking stuff there braddahs, making me hungry [​IMG]
  12. firewillie77

    firewillie77 Fire Starter

    Looks great!!!!
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking PP. It is always fun to experiment. Nothing like looking for a better way.

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